Stories

Read the latest news and stories from the D.C. Region community.

 

 

Alumni
May 17, 2018
Camille Sanchez (DC Region ’15) is an algebra teacher and Ready for Work Fellow at High Point High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Inside TFA
May 10, 2018
Marissa Miars (D.C. Region ’16) is an Early Childhood Education teacher at Ingenuity Prep. In her classroom, Marissa encourages positivity and curiosity. Together, she and her students are building a love of learning that will stay with them beyond her class. Marissa was also recently accepted into the Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Johns Hopkins and will start in the fall! Thanks, Marissa, for all of your hard work, and congratulations!
Inside TFA
April 26, 2018
Corina Ramos (DC ‘16) is from Tinton Falls, New Jersey and teaches Spanish at Fairmont Heights High School in Prince George’s County. As a Spanish teacher, is proudest when her students can be fully immersed in Spanish – and to help get them there, she reinforces their lessons through co-created storytelling and games.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
April 25, 2018
From wildfires to royal weddings—she does it all without skipping a beat (or tweet).
Inside TFA
April 12, 2018
Julia Crusor (DC ’16) is a 6th grade English teacher at Oxon Hill Middle School and is originally from Cheverly, Maryland. She is a dedicated teacher and social justice advocate; not only does Julia take the time to introduce her students to pressing issues in our community, but she also creates a safe space for students to practice respectful discourse. Read more about Julia here:
Alumni
April 5, 2018
“Parents say things like, ‘I wish I had this type of start.’”
Inside TFA Students & Communities
March 22, 2018
Sapna Singh (DC ’16) is a corps member from Herndon, Virginia, and teaches English at Ingenuity Prep, a public charter school in Washington, DC. As a teacher, Sapna enhances her students’ experience in the classroom with games and crafts, and shows us that though teaching is a challenge, that there is always room for fun. Read more about Sapna and her work in the region:
Alumni
March 8, 2018
Leslie A. Jones (Los Angeles '91), teacher of 27 years, is a mentor to students, a figurehead in the alumni community, and an advocate for equity in and out of the classroom. Leslie was kind enough to answer some of our questions about her experience in TFA, her love of teaching, and her experience as a proponent of educational equity.
Inside TFA Students & Communities
February 26, 2018
Marcus Smith is a DC Region 2016 corps member originally from Illinois. He teaches Kindergarten at Achievement Prep in Washington DC, Ward 8! We talked with Marcus to ask him a few questions about his experience as a corps member, here’s what he had to say:
One Day
By Mary Jo Madda
February 20, 2018
Alumni experts—teachers and pros working in tech—have a few things they’d like each other to know.
Education & Issues
December 13, 2017
In a recent episode of the Fordham Institute's podcast, Education Gadfly, Alyssa Schwenk (D.C. Region '10) interviews Elisa Villanueva Beard to discuss whether TFA has moved to the left politically and educationally, and why it's more important than ever to bring together a diverse group of leaders.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
November 15, 2017
The alumni on the latest Forbes list are leaders in a range of fields: education, entrepreneurship, media, and law.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
September 22, 2017
As the leaves change and the temperatures drop, take an hour to cozy up with a book from our list of recommended reading.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
July 11, 2017
For Jordan and Maria, a summer institute romance was only the beginning.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
June 5, 2017
9th grader Naia is into her new school and its big plans for VR, AI, and student side hustles. Take the tour.
Alumni
June 5, 2017
We are very proud in the D.C. Region that one of our alumni, Laura Wilson Phelan (Bay Area ’96), is a finalist for this year’s Social Innovation Award.
One Day
By Faviola Leyva and Paula Ann Solis
May 30, 2017
We scoured the WiFi waves to bring you these podcasts, hosted by alumni, that range over all sorts of topics. Are you woke? Raising bilingual kids? Curious if sharing a Netflix password is illegal?
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
November 3, 2016
Aviva Rosman (Chicago ’10) co-founded a nonpartisan, online voter guide to help citizens learn more about local referendums and candidates.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
November 1, 2016
From teaching high school English on the Rosebud Indian Reservation to being deputy chief of staff to Representative Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), Mark A. Cruz, an enrolled member of the Klamath tribe, shows us his path.